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are learning more about the aledged shooter. what have you learned about aaron alexis, heidi? >> reporter: we know he was closely tied to this restaurant behind me. it's called a happy bowl. it's a thai restaurant. and we are told that aaron lived with the owner for three years. he told us that alexis was his best friend. he said they bet at a buddhist temple not far from here. and at the time alexis had just been kicked out of his apartment. we also spoke with another friend of aaron alexis who told us he thought alexis was a happy and gentle person, though he thought a 34-year-old man shouldn't be playing violent video games, which he says alexis was a fan of. >> and heidi, just a quick question, i'm wondering if the authorities have been to visit that restaurant owner? >> indeed, tony. in fact four plane clothed investigators are inside the building as we speak. we got confirmation of that from the workers at this restaurant. and they are questioning the owner who had that very close relationship with alexis. in the interview that he gave us earlier, very revealing details of this man that
-ed a full-time navy reservist, aaron alexis as the shooter. he is among the 12 people dead. >>> un inspectors say they now have clear and convincing evidence that sarin gas was used in last month's attack in syria. >>> it happened this morning as 3,000 people were headed to work at the navy yard in washington, d.c. suddenly there was gunfire, and when the shooting stopped 13 people were dead including the shooter. it took place at a building known as 197. police are still on the manhunt in washington tonight, searching for possible second suspect in this morning's shooting. mike viqueira joins us live. mike? >> we're going on 12 hours ago since this drama unfolded. it precipitated a massive response from the whole alpha bet soup of police agencies. all descending on this site here, home to 3,000 employees, 200 years old in the heart of the nation's capitol. many barricaded themselves into the office, others simply ran. out of the confusion and chaos, emerged one gruesome, grim detail, 13 dead, including the shooter. >> we can confirm that the deceased shooter from this morning has
a job with a washington defense contractor. the fbi says 34-year-old aaron alexis acted alone. eight others at the washington were injured. investigators announced no motive for the gunman's rage. more now from our white house correspondent. >> after a day of chaos and conflicting reports the fbi named the suspect. >> we confirm that the deceased shooter has been identified as 34-year-old aaron alexis of fort texas. >> 13 dead, including aaron alexis. as the drama unfolded president obama took time to honour the victims and comfort the family. >> these were men and women going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. they are patriots. >> the shootings took place in washington navy yard, building 197, headquarters of the sea system command. when shots ran out 3,000 men and women who worked at the navy yard were told to stay in face as an intense mann hunt was conducted. many employees were reluctant to comment when allowed to leave. >> one described a harrowing scene. >> we were hunkered down, on the floor, because we heard the previous gunshots. we heard and saw gun fires,
-old aaron alexis katy, identified in texas. >>> serin gas used in syria. >>> thousands have been forced from their homes in colorado. it is one of the worst things we have seen in washington, d.c. that's how the city's police chief described today's shooting rampage that killed 13 people including the gunman. dozens including a police officer were hurt. and the shooting happened in building 197 of the washington navy yard. the building is just a couple of miles from the u.s. capitol. one with witness described what happened when the shooting happened. >> he was far enough down the hall where we couldn't see his face but he aimed and fired and hit high on the wall just as we were trying to leave. >> federal and local law enforcement officers rushed to the scene. people inside the building were ordered to stay there. only to be escorted out a few hours later. there are still many questions about what happened but here's what we know so far. d.c. police say at least 13 people including the gunman were killed. the city's mayor says several people were hurt. three people including a police office
on next month. >>> now to new chilling fbi video of an armed aaron alexis inside the navy yard. these are the eerie moments before he allegedly went on a rampage. you can see alexis creeping downstair cases armed with a shotgun and stalking through hallways. his shotgun had four messages etched into it including my elf effort. the fbi says that may refer to extremely low frequency waves. he left a document saying ultralow frequency attack is what i've been subject to for the last three months. meanwhile nra executive vice president wayne lapierre says aaron alexis should have been committed. he said the second amendment has never been more relevant for americans. firearms are increasingly essential to the safety of our family and our nation. >>> to one of the biggest comebacks in sports history. kurt gregory has more on the finish. >> reporter: the america's cup will stay in america. >> the comeback of 2013 is complete. >> reporter: skipper jimmy of oracle team usa and his ten man crew who just a week ago trailed eight races to one, one race away from losing the most prestigiou
far. the gunman is 34 year old aaron alexis, a navy contractor who was once in the military. he opened fire at the washington navy yard this morning, sending the city in chaos. we're learning more about him including that he was arrested in seattle for an anger-fueled shooting when he was in the military. then, when he was discharged, he was allowed to come back as a contractor. we're going to be speaking to people who knew him well and his religion affiliation as a buddhist. it happened less than three miles from the white house where the flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of those killed. only one weapon has been received from the scene at this time. it was described as a long gun. we don't have details on the type of weapon. but friends of the shooter tell us that alexis was angry over not getting paid. investigators are also trying to figure out how he got into the heavily fortified navy yard. he didn't work there. he wasn't a contractor there. 3,000 people work at the oldest naval facility in the country. we have chris lawrence, tom foreman and dana bash standing by. b
.com. we learned today that the killer, 34-year-old aaron alexis, told police just a month ago that he was hearing voices and thought he was being followed by strangers out to hurt him. a virginia rifle range told us this evening that he practiced there two days before the shooting. alexis was a former navy reservist with a troubled service record. at the time of the shooting, he was working as a computer technician for a navy contractor. we have a team of correspondents covering this story. first, we'll go to bob orr. bob. >> reporter: scott, this is looking more and more to investigators like a case of workplace violence. while investigators can't yet pinpoint a motive, it's becoming clear that aaron alexis was a troubled man prone to angry outbursts. investigators say aaron alexis drove this car on to the navy yard base monday and walked directly to building 197. surveillance cameras captured alexis using his security card to open a door. he was carrying a bag, which investigators believe contained the shotgun he used to launch his attack. records show he legally bought that weapon
at this time that the deceased shooter aaron alexis acted alone. >> investigators revealing more about what happened at the washington navy yard, but plenty of questions remain unanswered. arrested for gun hey related offenses and discharged from the navy in 2011 we're learning more from the navy yard shooter, aaron alexis. >>> and in colorado rescue efforts resume and residents make it back to flood-damaged homes. >>> and the role sand and sea played in the fire that destroyed dozens of businesses in new jersey. >> the fbi says they are running down every lead looking for any information on aaron alexis, the gunman who open fired on the washington navy yard. the focus today was tracking his final steps and tracking the weapons he used to kill 12 people. >> at this time we believe that mr. alexis entered building 1 7 at the navy yard with a shotgun. we do not have any information as this time that he had an ar-15 in his possession. we also believe mr. alexis may have gained access to a handgun once inside the facility, and after he began shooting. >> alexis had been employed as a contractor
. >>> what were the voices in aaron alexis' head telling him before he murdered 12 people in cold blood? i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the national lead. hearing voices, sleepless nights, a history of gun arrests, pieces of the navy yard killer's back story are snapping into place, but does any of it account for his actions? the dead. we now know the names of all 12 of them and as we search for answers, we will not forget them or the three who were wounded, including a d.c. police officer who will have to fight to walk again. and alexis had a valid i.d. to get in but how did he have so much time to stalk his victims in the navy yard? a government audit claims that cost cutting may have relaxed security. our guest, a member of the house armed services committee who is demanding answers. good afternoon, everyone. i'm jake tapper. welcome to "the lead." we'll begin of course with the national lead. we're coming to you live from right outside the navy yard in washington, d.c., where just blocks away, 12 people lost their lives in a horrific mass shooting just 32 hours ago. the man who c
al marino solitario rindieron honores a los 12 civiles que aarÓn alexis, uc uno de sus propios veteranos asesinÓ. el pentÁgono pidiÓ una revision global de las instalaciones de la armada y de la infanterÍa de la marina. la investigaciÓn policiaca determinÓ... en este momento creemos que aarÓn alexis, actÚo solo. el fbi agregÓ que alexis llevaba una escopeta cuando entrÓ al edificio 197 donde tuvo lugar la masacre. la comprÓ legalmente en virginia, un dÍa antes del ataque. tuvo acceso a una pistola una vez que ingresÓ al edificio. las autoridades de berna aclarar como alexis de 34 aÑos convertido en contratista de sistemas de computadoras, para la empresa the experto. a pesar que su pasado incluÍa 2 arrestos relacionados a arma de fuego. 2004 y 2010 #. en ningÚn de los casos fue sentenciado. 8 reportes como reservista de la armada. asÍ todo otorgaron una licencia honorable. ademÁs, buscÓ ayuda sicologica, en hospitales. para veteranos. se ignoraron varias seÑales de alarma, dice. >>> creo que es dÉbil yo creo que necesitamos mÁs seguridad, en los portones.
unfolded when the bullets started to fly. >>> plus, the man behind the rampage. who is aaron alexis. and what made him snap? tonight, we hear from people that knew the suspected shooter. >>> and she's upright. an ill-fated cruise ship, floating once again. now engineers pulled it off. we're live in italy. >>> and time to dance. the season premiere of "dancing with the stars," did not disappoint. there were even a few surprises. >>> and good morning. we begin this tuesday with the latest details on that mass shooting at the washington navy yard. >> the motive for the shootings still unknown. the facility remains open this morning with only essential personnel reporting for work. here's the very latest. 13 people including the lone gunman are dead. eight victims are hurt. we're learning that he used security clearance to enter that building with a rifle and a handgun. our coverage begins with abc's tahman bradley near the navy yard in washington. tahman? >> reporter: good morning. the navy yard reopens today for essential personnel, as authorities continue searching for clues about th
gunman identified asn alexis. the reason for the attacks is unknown, and recovery for those injured is just beginning. [♪ "taps" ] >> the nation's capitol and the nation. randall pinkston joins me now from the washington navy yard where a search for a motive continues, randall? >> reporter: del, there are so many questions to be answered. one of them how could a person with a history of mental illness, and us of firearms, how could that person be give becoma defense contractor. >> reporter: looking for answers and information about aaron alexis. the gunman who shot and killed 12 people and injured eight others at the washington navy yard on monday. >> we don't know what the motivation was, we asked if there was likely terrorism involved. we have no decision of that. we'll continue to investigate that. >> reporter: alexis used his valid pass as a defense contractor to gain access to the navy facility. the police are ruled out any other possibly shooters in the attack. >> we feel comfortable that we have the single and sole person responsible. >> reporter: the shooting brought that
to gain entry to the facility this morning. he's identified as aaron alexis from new york. authorities ruled out the possibility of an accomplice and the mayor of washington, d.c. says so far there's no indication of foreign terrorists involvement. we've learned the 12 people killed rangeed in age from 46 to 73 years old. three others were shot and wounded. all are expected to recover. one is a dc officer. he is said to be in good spirits. five other people suffered minor injuries including stress reactions, abrasions, contusions and chest pain. we have team coverage beginning with ktvu's heather holmes. and the confusion that followed. >> reporter: authorities ruled out a second gunman. saying that aaron alexis carried out today's shooting massacre alone and that he randomly aimed at employees just starting their day. lice rushed to the headquarters of the naval sea systems command just south of the white house a mile from the capital. the scene of a two hour deadly rampage. officials said tonight that aaron alexis a former navy reservist has an active i.d. and entered the base legal
the weapon. authorities say alexis walked into the navy yard with a shotgun. we are going to tell you where and how he managed to buy that weapon. and a city known for its tough gun laws is now in mourning. amid deep anger over apparent security lapses. i'll speak live in the coming minutes with the washington, d.c. mayor, vincent gray. i'm wolf blitzer in washington. you're in "the situation room." a day after gunfire and sirens echoed in the nation's capital, mourning has begun for the 12 people shot dead at the washington navy yard. today, we finally learned the identities of all of them. we are learning so much more about the man who authorities say walked into the navy yard with a shotgun and quickly began a bloody rampage. that's raising serious questions about security at u.s. military facilities and prompting an urgent review. cnn's brian todd is joining us now. he's been at the scene all day. he's getting new information. what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, new information tonight about the shooter's emotional problems and about his arrest record, about the misconduct he was
in washington on monday. aaron alexis was 34 years old u a defense contractor. investigators are trying to find out what led to the attack at the washington navy yard. al jazeera has spoken with some of his friends. heidi zhou castro has this report. >> reporter: 34-year-old aaron alexis is described as a quiet person and admirer of world cultures. he became a member of this buddhist temple where he meditated. >> he was quiet. >> reporter: the temple is where he le met his best friend. he owned this thai restaurant just down the street from the temple. alexis was a delivery man here. >> all the people know aaron. this is my customers who know aaron for a long time, and he's nice. >> reporter: he said that alexis lived with him for three years. after alexis had been kicked out of his apartment for having shot a bullet in the unit above him. alexis told police it was an accident. he was never charged. he said that alexis carried a gun with him at all times, even while at work. >> he was trying to get something from the top, i told him, you don't need a gun here. >> reporter: other friends say tha
" -- the latest on the fbi's desperate search for clues about the gunman. what turned aaron alexis from civilian contractor to mass murderer. the survivors -- for the employees of building 197 it was the beginning of a workday like any other until bullets and questions began flying. how many shooters on the loose? how to escape? new details on the decisions and daring rescues that saved lives as pandemonium rained. >> these big cats are kings. >> in the trees. >> and money makers of the jungle. but there is a fight for survival going on and it is not what you would expect. we'll go on a special safari with the tiger tourists. >> announcer: from new york city, this is "nightline" with bill weir. >> thank you for being with us. yesterday we knew he was a 34-year-old former naval reservist. today we know he reported hearing voices in his head and recent leap bought a shotgun. tragically we can only connect the last two after aaron alexis killed 12 people and injured eight mr. at tore at the washin navy yard monday morning. the country tries to make sense of the senseless while a dozen american fami
aaron alexis had clearness to work on navy bases despite behavior. >> review critical access procedures. the highest responsibility these leaders have is to take care of their people. our people deserve safe and secure workplaces. wherever they are. >> randall pinkston is live in washington with the latest developments. randall? >> richelle, the commander of the washington navy yard said they're taking steps to reopen the facility to employees who have not been allowed in after monday's shooting. however, building 197, the navy sea systems command, that will remain closed as authorities continue to collect evidence. today for the first time we have reaction from the mother of aaron alexis. she apologized to the families of the murder victims. >> my son alexis has murdered 12 people and wounded several others. his actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on families of victims. i don't know why he did what he did. aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone. for that i am glad. to families of the victims i am so very sorry that this has happened. my heart i
for an hour before police could take him down. new surveillance video of aaron alexis offers cautionary clues and pea year thomas digs in. this is aaron alexis armed with a sawed off shotgun, hunting innocent victims seen here for the first time in new and chilling fbi video. it started as a routine monday at the washington navy yard. alexis shows his pass and is waved in by a security guard. just before 8:00 a.m. surveillance cameras capture him driving into a parking garage. moments later walking in through the front door of building 197. stop, rewind. the sawed off shotgun might be in the backpack you see right here. but there is no metal detector, no bag check. alexis is supposed to be there. he has been hired as a civilian contractor, working on the building's computer system. according to the fbi he first goes to a men's bathroom on the fourth floor. there may believe he ready himself for the rampage, leaving his bag behind. we next see alexis armed with a shotgun, checking doors, peeking around corners, looking for someone, anyone to ambush. slow down the tape. look at how methodical h
as 34-year-old aaron alexis, injured eight others before being attacked and killed by police. the investigation is just beginning. >> a short while ago this was the scene in washington. defense officials, including defense secretary chuck hagel laying a wrath at the navy memorial. the wrath is next to the statue of the lone sailor, representing all of those who have served, are serving now or are yet to serve in the united states navy. chuck hagel called the shooting a tragic day for the democrat of defense, the nation's capital and the nation. >> randall pinkston joins me live from the navy yard where the search continues. >> the search for a motive conditions and the search for the method the gunman used in sneaking in weapons into a building that is said to be one of the most secure in the city. >> trying to make sense of the unthinkable. investigators and city leaders are looking for answers and information about 34-year-old aaron alexis - a gunman who shot and killed 12 and injured eight others at the washington navy yard on monday. ed. >> we don't know what the motive i
can report at this hour. we have new video tonight and this is a big development, gunman aaron alexis' car, towed away from the washington hotel where he was staying just before the massacre. they're obviously looking to see if they can find any evidence there. in august, alexis told police he was hearing voices in his head. and just three days ago, alexis visited a gun shop in northern virginia. there he purchased a remington 870 shotgun, and approximately two boxes of ammunition. we also now know tonight that alexis had a long record of disciplinary issues. including those eight instances of misconduct while on duty in the navy. and the spokesman for the navy just moments ago telling cnn that that misconduct, included not showing up for work and insubordination. spokesman also saying alexis clearly was not a sailor who had a stellar record. still, the navy chose to discharge alexis honorably. and the navy wasn't alone. the company that employed alexis as a contractor after that discharge says he went through a defense department background check last september, his security clearanc
with a woman who spent time with aaron alexis just days ago, aaron alexis just days ago, face-to-face with a killer. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and good evening, everybody. i'm erin burr nunett. we have breaking news in the investigation into the washington navy yard massacre. we are hearing now the first emergency dispatch calls from that chaotic scene yesterday morning. we just have those and i want to play it for you. >> we have a report on the fourth floor. a male with a shotgun. multiple shots fired. multiple people down. we have conflicting reports about the scene's security. we're sorting that out now. >> right now police confirm five people shot, could be others. >> can you give me a brief of how many we've taken to which facilities so far? >> all units in the main triage group need to move left. the ambulances in line, you can move left away out of the line of fire. >> we have an officer down building 197 on the third floor. there's also a female shot on the roof of building 1333. >> we're doing a sweep of the building for security. we still have a seco
month those about the shooters identified as aaron alexis, who at one time lived in texas. they're still searching for another potential shooter. continuing coverage on breaking news. i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. neil starts now. >> neil: the country is witnessing its deadliest mass shooting since sandy hook school and the largest since ft. hood in 2009. 13 people were killed then. it looks like 12 have been killed here, and given the severity of the injuries, we are told by hospital officials, three serious but not life-threatening. we hope it stays at that. so much we don't know. but we're getting to piece together the role of not only the killer but whether he had help, at least one other person, maybe more -- the maybe more part has been dismissed already by authorities at the scene, but jennifer griffin is now getting the latest from what authorities think might have happened here. she joins us on the phone. >> what we can confirm the shooter himself, aaron alexis, is dead. he was killed inside building 197 in the navy yard. the navy yard is still in lockdown,
tonight, breaking news. it's 11:00 tonight where aaron alexis opened fire this morning at the washington navy yard massacring 12 innocent people and wounding eight others. here is what we know right now. just minutes ago, washington police chief kathy lanier and mayor vincent gray spoke about those who lost their lives. this is the first time we are hearing the identity of some of those who lost their lives. the pentagon and department of defense have been careful to say we have to notify next of kin first. but you are getting information on those who suffered today with that ultimate loss. >> that's absolutely right, erin. we know these are the first names of individuals whose families have been notified after that terrible tragedy today at the washington navy yard. the names are as follows, 59-year-old michael arnold, 53-year-old sylvia frazier, kathy gaarde, john roger johnson, 50-year-old frank kohler, kenneth bernard proctor and vishnu pandit. those are the names of the individuals who died in the shooting today whose families have now been identified. authorities are still working
, as you know, as aaron alexis. a private contractor and former navy reservist with a troubled military career and two gun-related brushes with the law. how he was able to become a contractor is unclear and one question we are learning tonight. we are learning almost by the minute, his recent movements, what friends and acquaintances thought of him. tonight we are learning as well about the heros who save lives and how minute by minute this tragedy unfolded. randi kaye takes us through this terrible moment. >> reporter: 8:20 a.m. inside building 197, shots fired. it's the middle of the morning commute and suddenly everyone inside the washington navy ship yard is on high alert. >> as he came around the corner, he aimed his gun at us. he fired at least two or three shots. we ran down the stairs to get out of the building. >> he was far enough down the hall, we could see his face. he raised high and hit high on the wall at us just as we were trying to leave. >> reporter: metropolitan police, u.s. marshals and the fbi immediately respond to the scene. they have no idea how many shooters are
in the country, in the world. heather mcghee and alexis goldstein, thank you both. all right, that is "all in" for this evening. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, chris. thank you very much. and thank you for staying with us this hour. today's mass shooting at the navy yard facility in southwest washington, d.c., makes today the deadliest day in our nation's capitol in more than 30 years. january 1982 was when a 737 that had taken off from national airport, what we now call reagan airport, crashed into the 14th street bridge in washington and then into the icy potomac river. 78 people were killed in that crash that day, including 4 people who had been on the bring or on the ground and were hit by the crashing plane. incredibly, that same day in washington, d.c., back in 1982, the same day as the plane crash, also saw a fatal derailment of a subway in the city. three people were killed when the metro derailed in a downtown tunnel. those accidents both happened on one day in washington. but that terrible day in washington was 31 years ago. four ye
video of navy yard shooter aaron alexis... from the day of the deadly shooting. you can see alexis running up and down the hallways of building 197 carrying a sawed-off shotgun. at the other end of the building... are people trying to escape. f-b-i agents say they're confident that alexis acted alone... and didn't appear to be targeting anyone. he had carved phrases... including "end to the torment" and "better off this way"... into the side of his weapon. he apparently believed he was being controlled by electro- magnetic waves. parlave says: "a document retrieved from the electronic media stated quote 'ultra low frequency attack is what i've been subject to for the last three months and to be perfectly honest, that is what has driven me to this.'" the feds are still trying to figure out how alexis managed to gain the appropriate clearance to get into the navy yard... since he had several past arrests. the navy secretary has ordered three separate reviews of the incident. the sub- contractor that hired aaron alexis has one less client this morning. hewlett packard is cutting ties
background checks and security clearances.rances aaron alexis had a security clearance despite the state oft his mental health. that clearance allowed him into building 197 where he opened fire killing 12 people. a computerized record of 911 calls, and radio traffic at at the navy yard is revealing, aing minute by minute account,cot, obtained by fox 5, suggests that the shooting and search for aaron alex see alexis went on f0 minutes. >> maureen, the fbi has released little information on exactly houk, aaron alexis terrorized people inside of the building 197. >> reporter: workers in theorkr building were sharing sh information on the shooter and the shots fired with 911 and hiding wherever they could. when aaron alexis opened fire on the 4th floor of building 197 at 8:20 on monday morning, 911 dispatchers began receiving frantic calls.franti the subject is reloading outside of the door, room 3 west, 2830 says one caller. another one says heard ten shotn inside of building. the third says female can hear someone yelling don't shoot. there were also descriptions of the gunman with one dispa
this morning has been identified as 34-year-old aaron alexis of fort worth text. >> 13 dead including alexis. at least a dozen wounded in another unthinkable attack, in the nation's capital. president obama took time on the event of the economy to honor the victims and comfort the families. >> these were men and women going to work doing their job protecting all of us. they're patriots. >> the shootings took place in washington's navy yard, building 1 navy, headquarters of the c systems command. when shotsd rang out about 8:15 this morning workers were told to stay in place. are an intense man hunt. >> a potential shooter involved black male approximately 50 years of age who may have been in possession of a long gun. that person is wear an olive drab colored possible military style uniform. >> once allowed to lead, many were reluctant to comment. one man described, a harrowing morning meeting. >> we heard gun fire we looked up and there were two bullet holes in the top of the wall of the conference room. >> among the injured a d.c. police officer before heading into injury at a local hospita
says it will be investigate every lead and look for any information on aaron alexis, the gunman who opened fire at the washington navy yard. the 34-year-old is the only suspect in the attack. the focus today his final tracks and tracking the weapons he used to skill 12 people. mike viqueira joins me now from the washington navy yard, where the search for a motive continues. mike, tell us what you learned today. >> today officials say that aaron alexis used an active legitimate hard pass credential to enter the navy yard, ultimately walking into building 197, and using a shotgun that he legally obtained in nearby northern washington, embarking on this murderous rampage. it turned out it was an extended confrontation with security and law enforcement personnel within that building, building 197, home to the navy sea systems command. kathy lanier described the shoot out. >> i can tell you there was multiple engagements with the suspect with multiple different agencies before the final shots were fired, and i would say there was a pretty good period of time with multiple engagements bef
today is telling the associated press that aaron alexis had received treatment for a serious mental illness, including reports that he said he was hearing voices in his head. obviously this raises serious questions about how alexis was granted security access as a naval contractor. authorities also say there is no evidence that alexis ever participated in rescue efforts after 9/11, disputing claims by his family that he was a responder suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. we have more details about his previous gun related arrests, including an incident that happened three years ago in which he fired a bullet into a neighbor's apartment in texas. also in 2004, according to new information, he was arrested and booked in seattle after allegedly shooting the tires of another individual's car and what he himself described as a quote, blackout fueled by anger. authorities say alexis worked at six military installations in july and august of this year with no reported incidents. for the latest on the investigation, we began today with nbc justice correspondent pete williams. a l
that may have triggered it. plus what the fbi knows by aaron alexis. >>> plus the report is in, chemical weapons were used in syria, and the un is not pointing the finger of blame. ♪ >>> disbelief and horror in washington and across "the nation" after a gunman hopes fire on a u.s. naval station. victims are still being identified. 12 are dead, at least a dozen more are injured. initially two people were thought to be helping the gunman. now authorities are reassessing its investigation. the gunman was a navy contractor, aaron alexis, 34 years old, who worked in fort worth, texas. the shooting took place in the navy yard less than two miles from the white house. let's bring in mike viqueira with more. mike? >> john in the heart of the nation's capitol, almost unthinkable what has transfired almost 12 hours ago. the police are informing us that they are going to reopen m street in southeast washington, the main artery through this part of town. they want all of the press to get up and out. massive response from law enforcement across the metropolitan area, both air and on the ground as e
the shooter, airplane alexis, who he was and how he committed this massacre. we understand this latest information and we will bring that news conference to you when it happens. we are waiting for those who are going to speak. we are do have new information. we are learning from an fbi source that alexis bought the ar-15 assault rifle he used at a store in northern virginia. we have pictures of him from the texas thai restaurant where he worked. where he was working apparently without pay and learning to speak the thai language. as we look at these snapshots, more is being learned about why he did what he did. as we await the press conference, john king joins me now. what are the new details? >> when you hear the account we are getting about how they believe this played out it's chilling. he had a government i.d. as a contractor. he worked for hp and did i.t. contracting and was allowed to drive on to the base. he was waved on to the base. he parked his car and methodically and calmedly walked into the building carrying an ar-15, a rifle and a handgun. and he went up stairs to a higher
on monday. aaron alexis who was killed at the scene was a 34-year-old former navy service man. al jazeera's heidi spoke to friends. >> they describe him as a quiet person and he was a member of the fort worth buddhist temporal in 2010 where he meditated and ranker errands. and he owns this thai restaurant down the street from the temporal and alexis was a delivery man here. >> unbelievable. this is my customer that known aaron a long time and he was nice person. >> reporter: and he says alexis lived with him for three years. that was after alexis had been kicked out of his own apartment for having shot a bullet into the unit above him. alexis told police at the time it was an accident. he was never charged. and he says alexis carried a gun with him at all times even while at work. >> and we try to get something from the top, you know, and lift up a little bit i can see his gun. i told him you have to keep your gun in the car or out of the house, not here. >> reporter: they say he had an obsession with violent video games and he left his house about five months ago when a new job with a
.. segÚn el fbi aaron alexis, responsable del tiroteo en la base naval de washington dc la semana pasada fue impulsado por ideas delirantes de que estaba siendo controlado por ondas de radio de baja frecuencia . impactantes videos muestran como alexis actÚo solo y deliberadame nte.. "en la maÑana del lunes 16 de septiembre alexis llego al estacionamiento de la base naval a la 7:53 am . su tarjeta de identificaciÓn era legitima. en el curso de una hora despuÉs de haber llegado este individuo mato a 12 personas y dejo otras 4 heridas autoridades concluyeron de que alexis sufrÍa de problemas mentales esto basados en mensajes encontrados en la internet y en diferentes aparatos electrÓnicos que habÍa dejado en esta mochila en uno de los baÑos de la base naval." he estado sometido por Últimos 3 meses a un a ataque de ultra baja frecuencia , y para ser honesto, eso es lo que me ha llevado a cometer esto" pero ese no fue el Único mensaje que aaron alexis dejo y es que en el arma utilizada para cometer los asesinatos grabÓ mensajes .. "poner fin a la tortura" " no es lo que
. the call come as more details shooting. reports say alexis had a history of mental illness, and even complained of hearing voices. on tuesday, president obama met with fbi director and the attorney general eric holder, that's the picture you see here, mr. ottawa ma called for a review of security at all federal agencies. police have identified all of the victims none of them were active duty personnel. good morning. this morning officials are making arrangements to allow nonessential personnel to retrieve their vehicles from the washington navy yard, still today only essential personnel at work as investigation continues into the procedures that were used to give a man with a troubled past a security clearance. once inside, he reassembled the weapon in a men's room, eventually opening fire on unsuspected navy yard workers. earlier reports that alexis has an automatic weapon were not true. >> at this time, we believe that mr. alexis entered building 197 at the navy yard with a shotgun. >> write do not have any information at this time that he had an a.r. 15 in his possession. we also
? es miércoles 25 de septiembre son titulares, imágenes de ataque de alexis en washington donde mato 12 personas, pero nuevas normas para fuerza de entrenar agentes y ver mejor incidentes . >> inmigrantes que llegan a comedor después de ser deportados cuentan historias de experiencia en el desierto . >> extraña hazaña chinos hacen que paciente cuente con nueva naríz pero le crece en la frente, . >> [♪ ♪] . >> [♪ ♪] . >> este es su noticiero univisión edición nocturna con hilia y enrique . >> [♪ ♪] . >> ¿qué tal? buenas noches se conoció el atacante naval en washington donde mueren 12 personas alexis estaba como en área de combate pensó que lo controlan ondas de baja frecuencia tenía problemas que fue abatido tenemos paso a paso lo que paso este video . >> imágenes que registran la masacre, esta foto es clave porque muestra a alexis en su auto sin problema por seguridad del edificio , a las 7:53am la cámara lo mnuestra entrando en el edificio a las 8:08am entra por puerta con morral que tenía partes de la escopeta que mato a víctimas . >> abre y entra
genes de ataque de alexis en washington donde mato 12 personas, pero nuevas normas para fuerza de entrenar agentes y ver mejor incidentes . >> inmigrantes que llegan a comedor después de ser deportados cuentan historias de experiencia en el desierto . >> extraña hazaña chinos hacen que paciente cuente con nueva naríz pero le crece en la frente, . >> [♪ ♪] . >> [♪ ♪] . >> este es su noticiero univisión edición nocturna con hilia y enrique . >> [♪ ♪] . >> ¿qué tal? buenas noches se conoció el atacante naval en washington donde mueren 12 personas alexis estaba como en área de combate pensó que lo controlan ondas de baja frecuencia tenía problemas que fue abatido tenemos paso a paso lo que paso este video . >> imágenes que registran la masacre, esta foto es clave porque muestra a alexis en su auto sin problema por seguridad del edificio , a las 7:53am la cámara lo mnuestra entrando en el edificio a las 8:08am entra por puerta con morral que tenía partes de la escopeta que mato a víctimas . >> abre y entra , complejo que de ser de la marina no tiene detector
a gunman we are learning more about the shooter, airplane alexis, who he was and how he committed this massacre. we understand this latest information and we will bring that news conference to you when it happens. we are waiting for those who are going to speak. we are do have new information. we are learning from an fbi source that alexis bought the ar-15 assault rifle he used at a store in northern virginia. we have pictures of him from the texas thai restaurant where he worked. where he was working apparently without pay and learning to speak the thai language. as we look at these snapshots, more is being learned about why he did what he did. as we await the press conference, john king joins me now. what are the new details? >> when you hear the account we are getting about how they believe this played out it's chilling. he had a government i.d. as a contractor. he worked for hp and did i.t. contracting and was allowed to drive on to the base. he was waved on to the base. he parked his car and methodically and calmedly walked into the building carrying an ar-15, a rifle and a h
of the dead is the alleged gunman. he is identified as aaron alexis, a 34-year-old navy reservist who also worked as a navy contractor. he does not appear to have links to terrorism and the motive for the shooting is not known. we have extensive coverage tonight from a team of correspondents. we are going to go first to chip reid at the navy yard. chip. >> well, good evening, scott, there are still a lot of unanswered questions here tonight, especially the question of why, but we do know how this tragedy unfolded. >> shortly before 8:30 a.m., minutes after the shooting began, hundreds of dc police, federal agents and emergency first responders converged on the washington navy yard, where naval employees, including todd brundage were running for their lives. >> everyone went down the stairs and pushing and shoving and people were falling down, and came outside and people were climbing the wall trying to get out over the walls, to get out of the spaces, it was just crazy. >> navy commander tim jairus was in an alley just outside of a building when a man he did not know told him there was a s
alexis, a former navy reservist. reports he may have gotten into that navy yard by using somebody else's identification. the shooting happened 8:00 this morning eastern. one survivor says she was getting breakfast at the cafeteria when she heard gunshots. >> just like pow pow pow, and then a few seconds it stopped and then pow pow pow pow, so, we just ran. >> heard two gunshots? i looked in the direction where the gunshots were coming from. i looked down and the guy next to me standing talking to me was down in front of me on the ground. >> he was far enough down the hall that we couldn't see his face and we saw him with a rifle and fired and raised. >> people were shoving and falling down. after we came outside, people were climbing the wall trying to get out over the wall to get out of spaces. it was just crazy. >> some survivors also ran up the stairs to the roof: we watched together on fox news as helicopters air lifted people one by one from the top of that building. president obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the victims as ed henry mentioned. and everyone at that navy
as washington and the nation mourn another horrific scene. the shooter, aaron alexis is among the dead. why did he do it? how did he get into a secure military facility? >>> plus, torrential rainsnd devastating floods continue to wreak havoc in colorado and new mexico. "early today" starts right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we'll show you live pictures of the capitol and the white house this morning where flags are flying half-staff. it's been almost 4 hours since the mass shooting in washington, d.c. and we're still getting new details on the tragedy. now 7:00 a.m. local time. it was in washington's navy yard just a little more than a mile from capitol hill which we just showed you at least 12 are dead and eight others injured. officials late monday revealing the alleged shooter had legitimate access to the navy yard. a shelter in place now lifted in the surrounding neighborhood. >> we feel comfortable right now we've exhausted all means to eliminate that possible last suspect, so we do now feel comfortable that we have the single and sole person responsible for the loss
alexis drove this car on to the navy yard base monday and walked to building 197. surveillance cameras captured alexis using his security card to open a door. he was carrying a bag, which investigators believe carried the shotgun he used to launch his attack. records show he legally bought that weapon saturday at this virginia gun store, about 20 miles south of washington. alexis arrived in the area about three weeks ago to work as an it contractor at the navy yard. sources say a search of alexis' hotel room and car did not produce any notes to explain his actions. alexis' family told investigators he suffered from mental illness for a decade. he sought and received treatment through the department of veterans affairs. just last month, there was an incident, alexis called police on august 7 to say he was hearing voices and that people were stalking him and using a microwave to send vibrations into his body. at the time, alexis denied having a mental episode. he had several run ins with authority. in seattle in 2004, and in texas in 2010. that texas shooting case led to alexis' discharg
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